Unity Church of North Easton News
(Unitarian Universalist)
"We Pledge to Walk Together..."
Volume 1, No. 9, June 22, 2012
In This Issue
Minister Musings
MHC Preservation Award
Summer Services


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Minister Musings


Dear Members and Friends of Unity Church,


Happy summer! As you know, I am at General Assembly through June 24th. Because I started here on August 1st of 2008, in keeping with our letter of agreement, I need to take the remaining three weeks of vacation time, and two weeks of study time for this year of our ministry by July 31st.


I will spend the first week of my vacation visiting family on my way back from General Assembly. I return from that trip on July 1st. The first two weeks after my return I will take the two remaining weeks of study leave - relieved of usual duties, only attending important meetings. From July 17th- 31st I will take the remaining two weeks of vacation.


As usual, I have arranged for nearby colleagues to cover for pastoral call for me. Even when I am away and someone is covering for call for me, if the situation warrants, he or she will inform me.  


Pastoral Care Coverage

  • June 17th - July 1st: Beverly (Buffy) Boke, the minister in Canton will cover pastoral call and can be reached at or (cell)607-339-1464 / (home) 781-562-0541.
  • July 2nd - 14th: Ed Hardy will cover pastoral call and can be reached at or (cell) 508-221-4346 / (home) 774-501-2625
  • July15th- August 17th: Jim Robinson the minister in Sharon will cover pastoral call and can be reached at  revrobinson@uusharon.orgor 781-784-3652 ext. 2

Minister's Summer Schedule

Summer Services 



Unity Church Receives a Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award
by William Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth 
MHC with Gauvin BIG THANKS to the team that led the project to save our historic church!
L to R:
James Thomas (Architect), Bob Champagne-Willis (Treasurer), Mary Lu Love, William Galvin (Secretary of the Commonwealth), Ellen Dehm (Chair), Richard Hill, Bill Ames.
Coming of Age Celebrates: Youth and their Mentors
L to R:
Jannelle Codianni (holding future COA'er, the wee Henry Haven), Frank Smith, Jason Gold, Katelyn Haven, Lief Codianni, Nick Daskalovic, Jason Haven, Liam McCafferty, Zach Taylor, Shannon Pender, Cathy Adler, Elizabeth Keeling. Missing from Photo: Jeff Messier, Sam Foley 
Walter's Stories 

Walter Tramontano has a head full of stories, with great characters and different plot lines. They began as bedtime stories for his daughters.


Cathy Adler is helping him put his stories down on paper. If anyone else would like to help out, please contact Cathy at or Walter at or 508-238-8447.

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Updated Budget Meetings this Summer!

Need an Extra Pair of Hands?

Feel like you don't have enough hands to tackle your "To Do" list? Need help babysitting, gardening, cleaning, cooking, baking, or shopping? Call Paige Brigante for an extra set of hands. Pay what you can to help a college student fund an educational trip to India, or simply enjoy the generous help of a fellow UU! 

Contact Paige at 774-284-1484 or .   

Our Summer Services

This summer Unity Church has something new! We have seven Sundays without Rev. Tess, and we have seven principles. This was too perfect a match to pass up, so during this summer let's celebrate our Seven Principles.

The Worship Committee is so excited to try this more intimate, slightly shorter, hopefully cooler, Sunday Worship with you! This is a great way to become more familiar with the principles if you are new to our Faith, or to return to the roots if you've been here a while.


How will it work? Click here to read more...  


Want to Ride Your Bike to Church?

Now you have a place to park it! Thanks to two anonymous donors, we have a new bike rack behind Parish Hall.

Bike Rack 


Big THANK YOU to Our Sunday Helpers!
Thanks to our volunteers for April through June who help to make our service wonderful:
  • Worship Associates/Service Leaders: J Haven, Ken Love, Lori Miller-Freitas, Lynn Santiago-Calling, The Emerson Coventant Group (MaryLu Love, Audrey Davies, Sue Merow, Bob Champagne-Willlis, Cheryl Brigante, and Nancy D'Uva) 
  • Greeters/Ushers: Edie Marsdon, MaryLu and Ken Love, Lori and Richard Freitas, Lisa and Rob Gilgan, David Olson, Kathie Malefatto, The Penders, Emerson Covenant Group, Frank Smith, Pat and Chris Pender 
  • Coffee Hour Hosts: Lynn Santiago Calling, Kate haven, Kerryanne Cummins , The Emerson Coventant Group 
Unity Church Aiding Neighbors (UCAN)

Click the link above to learn about Social Justice at Unity Church.  


Part-time Child Care Provider Needed for Nursery

We are looking for another person to help provide child care in the Nursery during Sunday worship services. The hours are 10:15 am - 11:45 am on occasional Sundays. This is a paid position. Applicants do not have to be church members.


For more information, church members should log in and navigate to the web site  Members Access/Volunteer & Staff Opportunities page.


Non-members, please contact Cheryl Brigante at 508-409-8386 or


The Fundraising Corner


Unity Exchange **NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE as of May 23!** 

The Unity Exchange is a place where members and friends can offer gently used items to others for just a donation to the church. Be sure to check there often, as items are added as they are offered! 


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We've just made it easier for you to support Unity Church. We registered Unity Church with, a company that helps non-profits like ours raise funds through the everyday actions of our supporters. Here is how you can help: 

  • Use GoodSearch when you search the internet - they will donate a penny to us every time you do
  • Use when you shop online - they work with more than 2,500 major brands, have over 100,000 coupons and donate a percentage of every purchase you make to us.
  • Enroll in the they will donate up to 6% of every dollar you spend when you eat at one of 10,000 participating restaurants.

Get started by clicking the "Become a Supporter" button on our profile page at!


Amazon Logo  

Every time you use the link above, or the one on the Fundraising Corner page on our web site, to purchase goods from Amazon, Unity Church receives 4% to 8.5% of what you've spent, depending on our volume of purchases.


 Mario's Trattoria 

Save your receipts when you eat at or take out from Mario's, right here in North Easton! We receive 10% of every dollar spent at Mario's. Put your receipts in the fundraising box at Holly House, or put them  in the collection plate at a service. So easy!!


Upcoming Events 

Contact Info
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